Home health care service is the most leading
services in the present world. Home nurses are the care
giving workers and also the non-medical Para
professionals. They dedicate their qualitative time and
services for the patients. They provide home health aides
such as personal care services including Health care,
Elderly care, House maid works, child care, pregnancy
care services at a homely environment to their clients.
They are mainly recruited by the home nursing agencies.
Home nursing was observed to be far more complex
and challenging than generally acknowledged. The home
nurse plays an important role in patient’s response to
chronic illness. They have to work around the clock, and
spend their valuable time with the patients. Most of the
Home nurses are the unskilled and uneducated females.
They are vulnerable group among the whole society.
They were facing a lot of social and economic issues,
especially both in case of their family and working areas.
These all creates poor living conditions of home nurses.
Caring for increasing number of patients suffering from
chronic illness is indeed a prime task, moreover they
have to live in a poor socio- economic conditions often.
They face various problems in their working areas like
low wage rates, insecurity in their working area, heavy
burden of their working hours cause mental and
physical stress, etc. They also face problems in their
society like antisocial elements of gossips about their
work ruing their family. Another problem faced by
home nurses are the financial problems and most of the
unskilled and uneducated workers prefer this work in
order to overcome the financial burden of their family.
The Low wage rates received by them scarcely meet
their financial needs and often find it insufficient for
bringing up a family especially education need of their
children. Continued isolation and loneliness often put
them in a strained mental and physical condition.
Though a few take it as a passion, most of them are
compelled to take up the services as a means of
livelihood as this profession do not demand special skill
of any sort.